Vatnsfjörður 2008: Framvinduskýrslur/Interim Reports

Karen Milek

Research output: Working paper


This multi-authored report, which was edited by Karen Milek, contains the results of the 2008 field season at Vatnsfjörður, northwest Iceland, as well as specialist reports on the ongoing artefactual, zooarcheaological, archaeoentomological, micromorphological, and archaeobotanical analyses. On the Viking Age part of the site, the upper phases of a medieval animal building with a stone pavement were excavated (Structure 7), as well as two large cooking pits, a poorly preserved building that probably had a wooden floor (Structure 8), and associated sheet middens. On the Farm Mound, post-abandonment layers associated with the demolition of the 1884-1907 house were excavated, producing over 1600 artefacts.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationReykjavik
PublisherFornleifastofnun Íslands (Institute of Archaeology, Iceland)
Number of pages160
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Bibliographical note

This report may be cited. This working paper is being integrated into the monograph on the Viking Age Farmstead at Vatnsfjörður, which is being edited by Karen Milek.


  • Viking age
  • early medieval period
  • Iceland
  • Westfjords
  • settlement
  • farmstead
  • zooarchaeology
  • archaeobotany
  • geoarchaeology
  • soil micromorphology
  • archaeoentomology


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